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Acid Fast Bacilli MTb - Isoniazid Antibiogram Infected Tissue


Acid Fast Bacilli MTb - Isoniazid Antibiogram Infected Tissue

Also known as Afb Mtb - Isoniazid Antibiogram Infected Tissue
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Drug susceptibility testing should be performed on the organisms initially isolated from all patients with newly diagnosed tuberculosis. If the bacilli becomes resistant, therapy must be changed to agents to which the bacilli are susceptible. Used in both the treatment and prophylaxis of tuberculosis; neurologic side-effects can occur, but these can be prevented with pyridoxine. Patients should be monitored for liver toxicity. Treatment and prophylaxis doses are 300 mg a day. o determine the characteristics of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients harbored organisms with isoniazid mono-resistant drug susceptibility pattern. Therefore, patients given isoniazid should be carefully monitored and interviewed at monthly intervals. Isoniazid is used in conjunction with other effective anti-tuberculous agents. Ethambutol or streptomycin should be added to the initial regimen until sensitivity to isoniazid and rifampin is demonstrated. The addition of a fourth drug is optional if the relative prevalence of isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in the community is less than or equal to four percent.

Also known as AFB Sensitivity - Isoniazid Antibiogram Infected Tissue.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Acid Fast Bacilli MTb - Isoniazid Antibiogram Infected Tissue. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Acid Fast Bacilli MTb - Isoniazid Antibiogram Infected Tissue. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding your test results

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsA result where the drug is sensitive indicates that the patient responds to this antibiotic
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